Four hauled up for match-fixing charges in Singapore

Former footballer Thana Segar S. Sinnaiah, 38, and Malaysian Super League referee Shokri Nor, 47, were charged in Singapore court on Thursday morning for alleged corruption charges.

News broke on late Wednesday night on the arrest of four individuals for match-fixing charges relating to the LionsXII tie against Sarawak FA on Tuesday night.

Shokri who was the designated referee for the match was dropped just before kick-off, being replaced by Mohd Tarmizi.

Both men had conspired in Penang, Malaysia to fix the outcome of the match.

LionsXII went on to record a 3-0 win, and according to officials the integrity of the match itself is not in question and no players or team officials are believed to be linked to the arrests. Singapore also understands that at least two more individuals are assisting police with investigations with one Singaporean in the mix as well.

Earlier this month two Koreans, including a former S.League regular with Geylang United, were jailed for similar offences. Kim Jae Hong, 27 and Jeon Byungeuk, 24 were sentenced to between 5 to 10 months in prison.

The maximum penalty for attempted bribery is a five year jail term and a S$100,000 fine.

The case against Thana Segar and Shokri will be heard on May 31, and both men are currently out on bail.

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